Disgraced Prince Andrew resurfaces after skipping Queen’s Jubilee

Prince Andrew is back in the public eye after missing Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee last week.

The 62-year-old was spotted outside the Windsor Park grounds on Thursday morning for the first time since he was forced to skip his mother’s festivities in honor of 70 years of monarchy.

The Duke of York appeared with the rest of the Firm on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour, as well as other anniversary celebrations, due to the “easy” contracting of COVID-19.

Andrew watched him leave his home in Windsor Park and get into a big black Range Rover.

The disgraced prince – who lost his military and royal titles earlier this year after being charged with assault – got into the driver’s seat of his car and took a drive out of the housing complex.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman released a statement on June 2 noting that Andrew has contracted the coronavirus.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, takes an early morning ride in Windsor after his recent Covid attack.
Prince Andrew donned a blue jersey and red polo shirt for a morning ride.
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“After performing a routine test, the Duke has tested positive for COVID and will regretfully not be attending tomorrow’s service,” the memo read.

The Queen’s second son apparently tested positive, despite looking healthy riding a horse a day before the announcement.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, takes an early morning ride in Windsor after his recent Covid attack.
The royal tested positive for the coronavirus on June 2.
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Royal watchers were skeptical of the diagnosis and took to Twitter at the time to express their confusion.

“Covid?? I call that bulls-t,” a Twitter user said† “The definition of convenience. Prince Andrew tests positive for Covid and has to miss the entire anniversary weekend celebration.” another added

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, takes an early morning ride in Windsor after his recent Covid attack.
The Duke of York took an early morning ride in Windsor after his recent illness on June 9.
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Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, attended the anniversary events along with their respective husbands last week.

He also had to pass on that he showed up during the Queen’s Thanksgiving service to be held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on June 3 – an occasion he had previously planned to attend.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, takes an early morning ride in Windsor after his recent Covid attack.
The disgraced prince was embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal involving Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre.
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The disgraced royal is no longer allowed to bear the title of His Royal Highness and stepped down from serving his patrons in 2019.

Andrew scandalized the royal family with his doomed friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. He also agreed to pay an estimated $12 million in February in an out-of-court settlement to Virginia Giuffre, a woman who alleged she was smuggled into Prince Andrew by Epstein in 2001.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, takes an early morning ride in Windsor after his recent Covid attack.
Prince Andrew also went for a horseback ride the day before contracting COVID-19 earlier this month.
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Andrew even wrote a letter claiming to regret his association with the dead billionaire.

Giuffre filed the sexual abuse lawsuit against Andrew in Manhattan federal court last August and he has persistently, but adamantly, denied the charges.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, takes an early morning ride in Windsor after his recent Covid attack.
Andrew has skipped several Platinum Jubilee events due to his illness.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury – Justin Welby – discussed the former Royal Navy soldier’s behavior earlier this month, pointing out that he is trying to “make amends”.

Welby told The Post in a statement that he hopes people can be more “open and forgiving” toward Andrew as he tries to win back the public’s respect.

The priest spoke of his ITV News interview, noting that he was “asked about forgiveness, and I said there is a difference between consequences and forgiveness.

“Both are essential elements of the Christian understanding of justice, mercy and reconciliation,” he declared. “I also made the broader point that I hope we can become a more forgiving society.”

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